The truth about Formula 409 and invasives

The Poorly Understood Story of Formula 409© A lot of anglers think they are doing the right thing by disinfecting their boots after every use. There are a variety of methods for disinfection that are spread by well meaning people who think they are passing on good advice. Probably the most repeated recommendation is to use Formula 401© to spray on all boot parts after each use. Unfortunately, the way that most anglers use Formula 409© to disinfect is not effective. Carrying a spray bottle and spraying fishing boots does not work to control invasives and has no beneficial effect at all. Yet, many believe and teach others that this is the best thing to do. The confusion about  Formula 409© comes from the misunderstanding of some scientific research which showed that it is possible to kill New Zealand mud snails with Formula 409©. See what the Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species has to say about cleaning fishing equipment.

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